Wednesday, April 17, 2013


CISPA (CYBER, INTELLIGENCE, SHARING and PROTECTION ACT will be on the U.S. SENATE floor THURSDAY as both constituents and the U.S. WHITE HOUSE have threatened to protest and VETO CISPA over concerns of
civil liberties and privacy.

SIGN this petition to fight CISPA and protect online civil liberties and freedoms:


Breaking: White House threatens to veto CISPA, citing civil liberties and privacy concerns

This week, the House of Representatives will vote on CISPA.

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) is supposed to promote cybersecurity— a goal EFF wholeheartedly supports — but it doesn't address common-sense network security issues. Instead, it creates a new, dangerous exception to existing privacy laws. That’s why hundreds of thousands of concerned Internet users have joined EFF and other civil liberties groups in opposing the bill. This is our last chance to stop it in the House.

Despite recent amendments, CISPA still features vague language that could put your personal information in the hands of military organizations like the National Security Agency.

Can you call your representative and tell him or her to oppose this bill? We'll give you the phone number for your representative and a very brief suggested script. Click here to call Congress now.

Not in the United States? Click here to sign our petition.

We want to generate thousands of calls between now and the vote—likely on Thursday. Please call now and then tell your friends to speak out on this important issue. It’s as easy as posting this on your social networking accounts:

Congress is about to vote on CISPA. If you care about online privacy, you’ve got to speak out now:

You can also use Twitter tool to tell key members of Congress to stand up for your privacy and vote NO on CISPA.

Thanks for joining us in this fight,

Rainey Reitman
Activism Team
Electronic Frontier Foundation

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CISPA is going to a floor vote any moment now in the House. Every pro-privacy amendment has been blocked, and CISPA sponsor Rep. Mike Rogers said something on camera that he will probably regret for a long time. 
Our efforts against CISPA are working. 
The Whitehouse has issued a veto threat against the bill. But Congress still won't listen.

That's why we're planning something bigger -- we'll organize the largest online protest for privacy to stop CISPA for good in the Senate, but we want to know you'll support us.
Going forward, we plan to pull out all the stops to fight CISPA. We’re looking at the situation realistically and strategically. The intel we’re getting says that CISPA will almost definitely pass in the House. So, we're setting our sights further down the road and planning to go all out to make sure that this bill never gets signed into law. 

The Internet can be a whole lot louder than a few hundred corporate lobbyists, but we need to get creative to stop CISPA.  

The House Intelligence Committee used their closed door markup to 
vote against every single pro-privacy amendment, and the version of CISPA that the House will vote on is actually worse than ever.
Meanwhile, IBM has sent nearly 200 top executives to DC to lobby for CISPA, and the same companies that made proud statements about “internet freedom” during the SOPA fight seem to be turning their backs on users in pursuit of sweeping legal immunity.  

We’re organizing something huge to take place later this spring before the Senate vote. We're confident that the protest we're planning will generate enough awareness to stop CISPA in its tracks. Can you donate $10, $25, or $100 to help us build an epic campaign to defend online privacy?
You can still help us knock off as many votes as we can to make sure that we can stop it in the Senate like we did last year and make a call today.
After you make the call, please do whatever you can to spread the word. Forward this email, share on social media, and get in touch with us if you want to help grow the campaign.
Thanks for being part of this fight.
Holmes, Tiffiniy, Evan, Mary, and the FFTF team 

Who Really Opposes CISPA?

In a hearing earlier today on the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), Representative Mike Rogers dismissed the opposition to the bill. He compared opponents of the bill to a "14 year old" tweeting in a basement (watch the video).
The Internet responded - tweeting directly to Mike Rogers. Look below to see some of the many tweets. Want to see even more? Search @RepMikeRogers on Twitter.
Despite recent amendments, CISPA still features vague language that could put your personal information in the hands of military organizations like the National Security Agency. Please help oppose CISPA by calling your representative and signing our petition.

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CISPA vote delayed until tomorrow morning. We have a extra hours to rain down the Internet's fury on Congress' inboxes. Contact your reps right now and SHARE like your most basic rights depend on it. (They do.)

CISPA is back.
It's official. CISPA is back. It's a law that violates your most basic right - privacy. Sign the petition to stop it in its tracks.
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